December 11, 2017 4.17 pm This story is over 45 months old

£19m Lincoln health and psychology building opened by award-winning journalist

A new state-of-the-art building for nursing students has been declared officially open.

A £19 million University of Lincoln training building for nurses, midwives and psychologists has been officially opened by one of the UK’s most recognised science journalists.

The Sarah Swift building on Brayford Wharf East took in its first cohort of students in September, and was declared open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 11.

Guest of honour Michael Mosley was shown around the new facilities by University of Lincoln students.

Doing the honours was Dr Michael Mosley, whose broadcasting career spans more than 25 years.

He went on to deliver a talk sharing biographical insights into his career, which has included programmes such as Inside the Human Body, The Truth About Exercise and Inside Michael Mosley.

Nigel Horner, Head of Health and Social Care, Sara Owen, Head of the College of Social Science, guest of honour journalist Michael Mosley and Martin Tovey, Head of Psychology. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Sarah Swift Building brings two of the University’s largest academic departments together – the School of Health and Social Care and the School of Psychology.

The facility is named in honour of Dame Sarah Swift, the founder of the Royal College of Nursing, who was born at Kirton Skeldyke, near Boston, Lincolnshire, and is credited with transforming nurse education, training and professional status following lessons learned in the field hospitals of the First World War.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln said: “The Sarah Swift Building is another significant addition to our campus which will further bolster our ability to teach the next generation of healthcare professionals so desperately needed in our NHS locally and nationally, as well as to further develop our high quality research in the field.”

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